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I am an environmental biologist in the UK.

I had the idea for the book back in 2006, during my degree studies, and I have been researching and writing it ever since.

The title of the book has changed from "Here Be Dragonnes" to "Come Long Way" as the story is not really about dragons, although they do feature in it later on – as real lizards, (Komodo dragons) not fire-breathing creatures with wings.

The descriptions of the animals and landscapes have come together through much reading and research on climate change and ecology, mixed with my own speculations and theories. The human societies have been more challenging to research and I have learned a great deal about human nature along the way.

For me, writing and research are great fun. I love to learn and I love to write stories.
I have also posted some non-fiction nature essays inspired by my work and travels.


  • Tygertrudi
    2 years agoReply
    Chapters 2 and 3 are still first drafts. Chapter 4 on the way soon. October 2015
    Come Long Way
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    This is a story set in the future, in a hotter world that has almost forgotten us. It follows the fortunes of Sula, a girl from the Belt Mountains who finds herself torn from the life that she knew and...
  • Tygertrudi
    3 years agoReply
    Lovely concept, and it feels very real - but you switch tense from present to past and back again, which is disconcerting. Also, have a closer look at your sentence structure. Tighten up the sentences and don't spell out anything that the reader can reasonably assume. Only some minor points on a lovely story.
    Born From Fire
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    Zara Skarlati did not enter the world like you and I. Zara is Partem Draconis and was born from fire, hatched from two parts of a Dragon Egg. During the ceremony in which Zara entered the world, it...
    Kay
    3 years ago
    Thank you :) yeah I was working on those points on my draft version before I posted the edited version but thank you!
  • Tygertrudi
    4 years agoReply
    This is the 2nd draft of Chapter 1, with the 'info dump' removed. I hope! Does it feel as if the info dump is gone? Chapter 2 will follow soon. I thought it would be a few weeks but it may be a few months. Depends how motivated I am, mostly.
    Come Long Way
    Come Long Way
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    This is a story set in the future, in a hotter world that has almost forgotten us. It follows the fortunes of Sula, a girl from the Belt Mountains who finds herself torn from the life that she knew and...
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